by Friedrich von Schlegel (1772 - 1829)
Translation © by Lau Kanen

Blanka
Language: German (Deutsch) 
Available translation(s): CAT DUT ENG FRE ITA
Wenn mich einsam Lüfte fächeln,
        Muß ich lächeln,
Wie ich kindisch tändelnd kose
        Mit der Rose.
Wären nicht die neuen Schmerzen,
        Möcht' ich scherzen; 
Könnt' ich, was ich ahnde, sagen,
        Würd' ich klagen,
Und euch bange hoffend fragen:
Was verkünden meine Loose?
Tändl' ich gleich mit Scherz und Rose,
Muß ich lächelnd dennoch klagen.

Confirmed with Poetisches Taschenbuch für das Jahr 1806 von Friedrich Schlegel. Berlin. Bei Johann Friedrich Unger. 1806, page 398; with Friedrich Schlegel's sämmtliche Werke. Erster Band. Gedichte. Berlin, bei Julius Eduard Hitzig, 1809, page 88; and with Friedrich Schlegel's sämmtliche Werke. Achter Band. Wien, bey Jakob Mayer und Compagnie. 1823, page 204.

Note: Schlegel published the poem in the first edition (1806) with the title Blanka, in subsequent editions he included the poem with the changed title Das Mädchen into his cycle Stimmen der Liebe in the subsection Ansichten.


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Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations or excerpts, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • CAT Catalan (Català) (Salvador Pila) , "Blanca", copyright © 2018, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • DUT Dutch (Nederlands) [singable] (Lau Kanen) , "Blanka", copyright © 2006, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ENG English (Emily Ezust) , "Blanka", copyright ©
  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , "Blanca", copyright © 2011, (re)printed on this website with kind permission
  • ITA Italian (Italiano) (Antonio Zencovich) , "Bianca", copyright © 2014, (re)printed on this website with kind permission


Research team for this text: Richard Morris , Peter Rastl [Guest Editor]

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.
Last modified: 2018-02-13 02:46:14
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Word count: 54

Blanka
Language: Dutch (Nederlands)  after the German (Deutsch) 
Als mij, eenzaam, streelt een windvlaag,
Zie, ik glimlach,
Net als ik, kind nog, mij verpoosde
Met een roosje.
Was geen nieuw verdriet mij komen kwetsen,
Ik zou schertsen.
Kon ik, wat ik voel, maar uitdragen,
Ik zou klagen,
En ook bang maar hoopvol vragen:
Wat heeft het lot voor mij verkozen?
Hoewel ik speel met scherts en rozen,
Moet ik lachend toch nog klagen.

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Text added to the website: 2006-03-29 00:00:00
Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:02:18
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Word count: 65